FM Preview: Rangers v Heart of Midlothian 02 Feb 2011

Last updated : 01 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rangers v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Rangers prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox Stadium on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 103 wins out of 150 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Rangers running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 22 JanHearts1 - 0RangersSPL
2010/2011Sat 02 OctHearts1 - 2RangersSPL
2009/2010Sun 18 AprRangers2-0HeartsSPL
2009/2010Sat 27 MarHearts1 - 4RangersSPL
2009/2010Sat 23 JanRangers1 - 1HeartsSPL
2009/2010Sun 23 AugHearts1 - 2RangersSPL
2008/2009Sun 03 MayRangers2 - 0HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Rangers are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The The Gers have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

Hearts's away form is equally impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Jambo's, and 2 goals against.

Rangers's total of 50 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Hearts's total of 48 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the The Gers, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rangers Won 4 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Hearts 14 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.